This area has been designated a protected site because of its rich diversity in plant life and the outstanding beauty of the landscape. The highest point of the park is the volcanic cone of the aptly named Montaña Roja, or Red Mountain. Plant, bird and animal life in this region is unique and includes species in danger of extinction. Visitors are advised to read information about protected natural sites of Fuerteventura before coming to the area. Information can be obtained at the Consejería de Política Territorial y Medio Ambiente in Puerto del Rosario.
This fortified mansion was built by the Cabrera Bethencourt family in the 17th Century to protect themselves and show off their power, status and wealth. The family belonged to the military aristocracy that governed the island at that time. The sandstone façade bears their coat of arms. The family's living quarters were in the upper story while the stables, carriage houses and food stores were below. Behind the main entrance, there is a spacious interior courtyard. The family's domestic staff lived in smaller dwellings nearby.
Located close to the coastal village of El Cotillo, Playa De La Concha is considered as one of the best beaches in Fuerteventura. This beach is known for its pristine clear water and white sand. Visitors like to scuba dive in the waters and explore the reef and the marine life around it.
Construction on the temple - in Norman Gothic style - began in the early 15th Century, but during a pirate attack by Xaban Arráez part of the building was destroyed. Work began again in the 17th Century and lasted until the mid-20th Century. In the building, you can see traces of Gothic, Baroque and Mudéjar styles. There are three naves with Mudéjar-style ceilings, windows with arches and a tower. The main stone façade features intricately carved stonework with arches decorated in foliage motifs. The altarpiece dating from the mid-17th Century and the beautiful woodwork displayed in the ceiling and the choir stalls are outstanding. There are some ancient tombs laid on the floor of this church as well.
As soon as you arrive here, you'll be offered some of the best wines made on the island. At this museum, you can see old grape-presses, barrels, cellars, machinery and other wine-making tools that have been used since 1775. The museum also houses an impressive library with a thousand books on the subject of wine and its history in the Canary Islands.
There's an organized program of entertainment all day in addition to the slot machines, the bar and international restaurant and the exhibition of paintings and photographs. At 8pm the doors open for serious gamblers to try their luck at American roulette and Black Jack and the atmosphere is charged with excitement. The island's best hotels, restaurants and shops surround Puerto del Carmen's casino. You have to be over 18 to get in and admission is free.
This church was originally a chapel and later expanded to become a parish. The building work came to an end in 1781. Its architectural style is Baroque and the distinctive dark stone tower makes it unique on the island. There is a single nave, a carved wooden altarpiece, a wooden ceiling, a number of paintings and a multi-colored statue of Santa Ana in the style of Luján Pérez.
This cultural center offers a wide range of programs. It includes a library and an activities room, which typically hosts craft workshops, language classes, IT courses, etc. Events offered throughout the year at the center include exhibits, conferences, workshops, a cinema club, folklore group, music lessons and more.
A fledgling resort town on Lanzarote's most southernmost stretch, the Playa Blanca was a sleepy fishing village that operated ferries to Fuerteventura, before blossoming into a ritzy spot of its own. Capped off by a stunning 9-kilometer long coastline with calm, azure waters, Playa Blanca features three small beaches within its picturesque sprawl. The Marina Rubicon, a sunlit promenade runs parallel to the coastline, hosting busy markets twice a week. The Castillo de las Coloradas is a historic monument to its east, a watchtower that dates back to the 18th Century. The boardwalk, one of Playa Blanca's favored recreational spots, also features a host of resort-style hotels, restaurants and beach bars, while its lesser known beaches, the Playa Dorada and the Playa Flamingo offer exciting avenues for water sports as and idle sea-watching.
The church dates from the early 18th Century and consists of a single nave with a sacristy and a choir area, a chapel and an elevated presbytery. Some carved stonework in the form of the stone crest of the Dominican Order can be seen on the facade above the side door of the tower. The altarpiece is in baroque style and shows some New World influences in the use of exotic imagery including shells, fruit trees and clusters of branches adorning the central niche. The paintings that seek to represent the Final Judgement are especially interesting.
This church dates from the 17th century and it is dedicated to Saint Peter whose feast day is celebrated on June 29th every year. The main chapel forms a separate area in the church and there is an elevated presbytery. The choir stalls are rather unusually located in the Evangelical nave and accessible directly from outside. The ceiling is composed of multi-coloured wood. The church is famous for its paintings. Seven of them depict the life of Saint Peter. It also houses the most important wall paintings on the island that attempt to imitate baroque architecture. Masses: 5pm (2nd and 4th Saturday of each month). In summer, one hour later.